Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | ... | 47
234 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 546801 18-Nov-2011 10:45
Send private message

Anyone tried video streaming on the unlimited plan?

457 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Trusted

  Reply # 546809 18-Nov-2011 11:08
Send private message

expression: Anyone tried video streaming on the unlimited plan?


Yep... I've tried iSky, YouBube(not really streaming though), NASA TV Realtime Streaming, and some UK based radio streams all seem to have no issues although the UK one randomly disconnects after 1 - 2 hours.




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


 
 
 
 


2916 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 394


  Reply # 547119 18-Nov-2011 23:50
Send private message

So overall people find this plan ok? I just mainly need it for streaming youtube / hulu / Netflix and facebook/email etc. while my brother needs it for xbox live gaming, mainly call of duty, that new one which I dont know the title of. I also do a lot of skype calls during the nights to my mate down the road when we're bored, would this plan suit my needs in terms of speeds? 

We're currently on the 60GB plan with telecom and we're reaching that limit each month, when we have school, and since I've just finished high school and I dont start uni until end of Feb, its going to be tough if we try stretch 60GB with two teens at home all day. 

 




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


1818 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Trusted

  Reply # 547123 19-Nov-2011 00:07
Send private message

Nebbie:
expression: Anyone tried video streaming on the unlimited plan?


Yep... I've tried iSky, YouBube(not really streaming though), NASA TV Realtime Streaming, and some UK based radio streams all seem to have no issues although the UK one randomly disconnects after 1 - 2 hours.

Just wondering if you should have a sig with a statement that you work for slingshot and not the average consumer.

3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 547270 19-Nov-2011 17:45
Send private message

I'm finding this plan perfect. 
My net has always been full speed for http/ftp/p2p, two weeks in and no problems.

I do get disconnected for a couple secs each day at around 10pm ish, but thats not bad.
It is called all you can eat, so I suppose my 30gb daily average isn't a problem with them.

this is my speed on the plan (and always is)
 

1332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152
Inactive user


  Reply # 547274 19-Nov-2011 17:54
Send private message

I can also confirm that I am having no issues with Slingshot on this new plan. I max out with Bittorrent/threaded HTTP and streaming all but 1080p video is fine, I have to wait a few seconds for 1080p to buffer first.

I have noticed some gentle throttling over early evening hours (torrents which max my line at 1.6MB/s slow to a few hundred kB/s) but other than that I am perfectly happy.

3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 547275 19-Nov-2011 17:57
Send private message

Another weird thing, my mate seems to be experience ftp and p2p throttling quite often, even during the night, but for some reason I haven't had any of this at all??

609 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 547569 20-Nov-2011 21:20
Send private message

Can we please hear from someone who has made the move and is unhappy for whatever reason?

69 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 547578 20-Nov-2011 21:32
Send private message

If there is someone that is unhappy, email me directly: scott.page@team.slingshot.co.nz

Personally, I'd love to hear here about people that are HAPPY with the plan, but hey, thats just me.. 

Scott Page
Slingshot General Manager
 




ScottP

21996 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4651

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 547602 20-Nov-2011 22:01
Send private message

It works great for me till about midnight and then starts to slow down, but things still work whereas on the old plan in the free offpeak it would just have connections spoofed closed constantly, so big improvement on that.




Richard rich.ms

457 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Trusted

  Reply # 547721 21-Nov-2011 09:51
Send private message

hellonearthisman:
Just wondering if you should have a sig with a statement that you work for slingshot and not the average consumer.


Yes we are just an average customer with the same constraints as everyone else, the only difference is staff credit.
The only other difference is I understand what to expect I don't demand the impossible.

I do see how you come to this conclusion however your guessing is incorrect.




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


1332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 152
Inactive user


  Reply # 547793 21-Nov-2011 11:46
Send private message

unlocker: Can we please hear from someone who has made the move and is unhappy for whatever reason?


IT ISN'T POSSIBLE THAT SLINGSHOT HAVE HAPPY CUSTOMERS! THE UNIVERSE IS INVERTING! 

457 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Trusted

  Reply # 547797 21-Nov-2011 11:55
Send private message

unlocker: Can we please hear from someone who has made the move and is unhappy for whatever reason?


If anyone is unhappy I would like to hear from you as well.
Any Issues can be PM'ed to me if you wish I can help.

Thanks
Bevin




---------------------------------------------------------------
Nebukadnessar


609 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 547862 21-Nov-2011 13:51
Send private message

I would like to move to Slingshot but not having much luck by calling them, was transferred the first time and call got disconnected and second time hold time was so long that I disconnected it. Should I try signing up from the website?

69 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 547864 21-Nov-2011 13:53
Send private message

Unlocker - apologies - mad morning - email me directly on scott.page@team.slingshot.co.nz and I will get you some special treatment




ScottP

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | ... | 47
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:13


Intel introduces the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:03


Spark partners with OPPO to bring new AX5s smartphone to New Zealand
Posted 24-Apr-2019 09:54


Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.